Even small RVs are heavy, and they can take a toll on your car if you don’t spread the weight out. 

Without a weight distribution hitch, the rear axle of the car will carry the bulk of the weight.

This can lead to a lack of control, poor fuel efficiency, and an increased risk of blowouts.

Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy and dangers you can avoid by using an RV weight distribution hitch.

One of the biggest reasons to use these hitches is because they can reduce trailer sway.

Reduces trailer sway

Trailer sway can be caused by improper weight distribution, tight turns, crosswinds, and underinflated tires. However, a weight distribution hitch lowers this risk.

Your vehicle's lifespan will be increased with a good RV weight distribution hitch. You'll also enjoy better fuel economy, a lower risk of tire blowouts, and fewer trips to the mechanic.

Relieves strain on the tow vehicle

You might have heard that a weight distribution hitch increases your maximum towing capacity. This isn't true, but it's easy to see why people think that. 

Reach the full towing capacity

It would be more accurate to say that an RV weight distribution hitch helps you safely reach your vehicle's maximum towing capacity. 

However, you should never go over this limit because it's been set for a reason. If you try to overload your tow vehicle, you can permanently damage it.

This isn't the case in every state, but some areas make it illegal to tow an RV without a state-approved hitch.  Every state has its own laws for vehicles and RVs, so look up the specific rules in your state before you make a decision.

May be required by law